I wrote this on New Years and meant to post it but someone cut a cord and the internet went down for a couple days on my block. I didn’t feel like carrying the laptop around so I’m just getting to it now.
Happy New Year!
This time last year I was in the cold in Canada, had a girlfriend and a job.
This year I’m on a beach in Thailand, single and unemployed.
What a difference a year makes!
There is a lot that can be said about the past year and it was definitely one of the toughest of my life.
I wasn’t happy with my job and I made the decision in February to leave a very good career that would have allowed me to lead a comfortable life. I decided to do something I love and go travel the world. It took a lot of thought to get to that point and actually pull the trigger but I am glad I did.
I had a long-term relationship end twice and I learned a lot from that ordeal. I have great friends and family who supported me throughout the year and I am truly thankful for all of them.
I packed up my apartment and said goodbye to Baltimore after almost 8 years there.
I returned to Canada for a month and saw my family and friends.
I traveled to Paris, walked 700 km through Spain, partied in Madrid and hit up Switzerland.
I cruised the Caribbean with my family and spent some time back in the US.
I caught a flight to Thailand and am going to spend the next few months in Asia.
A lot can happen in a year and this year has taught me to be flexible and do what feels right. Not everything happens exactly how you want it to and you might not always make the right decision but if you never take the chance you’ll never know what could’ve been.
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!